My morning started fairly early yesterday, I was in the M6 by 7:45am. Knowing that Kroger opens at 8:00am these days I took a drive around beforehand to give the M6 some much-needed exercise. I arrived at Kroger about 8:05am and walked up to the door and grabbed a cart (after wiping it down with a cloth I brought with me). The last time I did a Kroger run, admittedly to Glenwood and not South Moreland Avenue, there was a line at the door and they were only letting seniors in until a certain time. I couldn’t recall if the “general public” was allowed in at 8:00am or 9:00am however, so given that Kroger’s time to open is 8:00am I assumed the latter. Because of this I wasn’t too surprised to see three people lined up inside the store; I assumed that Kroger was throttling the flow of people. After waiting about ten minutes I realized that I might be in line for the Customer Service / Cash (Bank? Food Stamps?) counter. Upon confirming my theory with the man standing in front of me I exited the line and proceeded to start my shopping.
For some reason I couldnâ€™t be contained yesterday and needed to get out. I rode my road bike around, 2.5 miles in total just to test out the mechanicals, and determined that all is well with it. Barb, I will work out a meetup for a tuneup in the near future when it’s convenient for you and Allan. Once satisfied with the state of my road bike I returned home and transitioned to my mountain bike and rode down to Perimeter College (or whatever itâ€™s called these days) and back. The reason for the switch is knowing how bad Bouldercrest Road is these days, many potholes, and wanting the fat tires and front suspension to combat them. It was a tough ride back due to the wind, but I was pleased that I accomplished it. (Un)Fun fact, I was the only cyclist I saw (of about six) who was wearing any sort of face mask.
Upon returning home and freshening up with a shower I started my dinner preparation. My meal last night was roasted Beyond bratwurst with vegetables â€”- onion, shallot, garlic, tomato, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, potatoes — seasoned only with some oil, salt, and pepper. The meal was amazing, and I have three more servings to boot!
This morning started early again today as I arose at 5:30am to start the process of baking pumpkin bread. You know that I am capitalizing on this unseasonably cool weather by using my inefficiently insulated oven, right? 😉
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday.